Islanders website: Has the preview for tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers with comments from head coach Scott Gordon and defenseman Andy Sutton who will make his return to the lineup and be paired with Mark Streit.
Newsday: Greg Logan reports in the Islanders Newsday blog Jeff Tambellini will sit for Mitch Fritz as the left wing gives his comments on sitting tonight.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Considering Scott Gordon is shaking up his lines and this is a very fragile club already that does not react well to changes playing a Flyer club that is in it's hot stretch I have a feeling this may not go well for New York tonight.
Islanders may need a high scoring effort tonight from a club that has not shown that to it's game often this year.
I would not have benched Tambellini for Fritz, it's the last thing Tambellini needed for at best a cameo dance or two with Asham unless Fritz is on a top six line.
If Fritz must dress Park or Hilbert have to sit, never a young player.
Will be interesting to see what a Sutton-Streit pairing brings tonight. I would have kept Hillen over Skinner.
One thing for sure is Islanders have to start getting some points or they are going to find themselves in a hole they cannot climb out of by thanksgiving with any realistic hope of any playoff contention over.